TRAINING NEW CONTENT AREA SECONDARY TEACHERS TO TEACH LITERACY: THE UNIVERSITY/PUBLIC SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP by ProQuest

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A high numb0er of secondary students struggle with literacy. This adolescent literacy educational crisis affects students after they graduate both in college and in their employment. One resolution for this problem is to train secondary content area preservice teachers in strategies for literacy. Colorado State University developed a university literacy course for secondary preservice teachers using a university/public school partnership. Preservice teachers attended a large weekly lecture, a small weekly recitation class where they learned literacy strategies, and then practiced these strategies in a junior high classroom with students weekly. Course attendants answered questionnaires both before and after the course, and it was found that students highly overestimated their understanding of literacy strategies before the course. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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